Burnout in young athletes

I’ve written several articles on burnout and it seems to be one of my top viewed articles. Why is that? I think it’s because the pressure to perform particularly at a young age [...]

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Pros and Cons of Starting Sports Young

We have all seen and heard stories about prodigy athletes who start sports at 3 or 4 years old and now are the phenoms in their field. At age 3, Kobe Bryant told his mom he was going to grow up [...]

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What is Sports Psychology?

I’ve often been asked, what is sports psychology? The technical answer to this question is this: Sport psychology is the scientific study of people and their behaviors in sports activities [...]

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Former athletes staying motivated

I was asked to write something on why high performing athletes struggle to stay motivated to workout after the height of their sport career. I am going to talk a bit about why athletes struggle [...]

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Escaping The Hamster Wheel

The monotony of every day life sometimes feels like the real world application of running on a treadmill: working hard but getting nowhere. It is often very difficult to recognize our own [...]

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FUN

The noun, fun, builds off the previous mantra, “work hard, play harder”. Sometimes we get caught in the day to day routine and the monotony of the process. We tend to think about the [...]

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Sleep

If you are anything like me, then 8 hours of sleep is a must. If I burn the candle at both ends too many nights in a row by going to bed late and waking up early, my body begins to shut down. I [...]

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Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Our daily lives are a constant barrage of triggers that lead to elevated stress levels. It has been scientifically proven that prolonged elevated levels of stress lead to chronic illnesses. Some [...]

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Mental Moment-everyone feels it

I went to see Barbara Streisand in concert on Sunday night. She was amazing. She’s been singing for over 50 years. Hard to believe. Here are some of my takeaways from the concert. 1964 [...]

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Mental Moment-hurricane Sandy

Life is all about perspective and I get that what happens in your life is the best and worst of what happens in your life. You have empathy and sympathy for some of what happen in the lives of [...]

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